Indian history

History as Palimpsest

Narayani Basu

Over one hundred scholars map the origins and evolution of India

The Passion of Pazhassi Raja

An 18th century Kerala king starred in the longest war waged against British forces in the subcontinent

Return to Jallianwala Bagh

A novelist comes to the conclusion that the Amritsar massacre was not a discrete event

Rescuing the First BJP PM

From the unwarranted appropriation of those who just want to hate Modi

Who Are We?

Tracing the evolution of India’s unique identity

Updating History

New discoveries mean erasing some of the old

Salman Rushdie Comes Home

Words sustain life in his new novel set in India. It’s a fairy tale of the present accentuated by history and mythology, written by a storyteller schooled in the epic Fabulism of the East

A Future for History

The digital museum of epigraphy will make the past interesting and accessible to everyone

To Die or Not to Die

The perils of a binary reading of sources at odds with a complicated reality


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